Children who suffer concussions often experience vision problems, which, if not identified, can affect their academic performance in school, according to a cross-sectional cohort study published in the American Academy of Optometry’s journal Optometry and Vision Science. Researchers, led by Mark. W. Swanson, OD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, analyzed records from January 2007 to October 2013 for 276 Alabama children who suffered concussions and experienced at least three concussion-related symptoms for at least 10 days. Nearly 30 percent reported academic problems following their head injury, which were primarily attributed to vision problems, hearing disturbances, and trouble concentrating. The ... Read More
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